‘Britain’s Atlantis’ Found at Bottom of North Sea – a Huge Undersea Kingdom Swamped by a Tsunami 5,500 Years Ago

13 September, 2012 at 09:16 | Posted in Culture, Science, Society | Leave a comment
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  • Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years ago
  • Doggerland once stretched from Scotland to Denmark
  • Rivers seen underwater by seismic scans
  • Britain was not an island – and area under North Sea was roamed by mammoths and other giant animals
  • Described as the ‘real heartland’ of Europe
  • Had population of tens of thousands – but devastated by sea level rises

By Rob Waugh

‘Britain’s Atlantis’ – a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North Sea – has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews.

Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC.

Divers from oil companies have found remains of a ‘drowned world’ with a population of tens of thousands – which might once have been the ‘real heartland’ of Europe.

A team of climatologists, archaeologists and geophysicists has now mapped the area using new data from oil companies – and revealed the full extent of a ‘lost land’ once roamed by mammoths.

Read more: ‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea kingdom swamped by a tsunami 5,500 years ago | Mail Online

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